printing broken after KDE 3.2.1 install

Marian POPESCU softexpert at
Fri Mar 26 18:01:02 GMT 2004

Marc Heyvaert wrote:

> Hello,
> I installed KDE 3.2.1 from the rpm's offered on the
> SuSE website. I have SuSE 8.2
> Previously I had KDE 3.2 and before that 3.1.4 and
> before the original 3.1 that came with the
> distribution.
> Don't ask why, but not long before this upgrade I
> uninstalled CUPS.... :-(
> I installed the .rpm's before reinstalling CUPS and
> -of course?- printing didn't work.
> I have since reïnstalled CUPS, but this made no
> difference. I have also tried to reïnstall the arts,
> kdelibs and kdebase packages, but again no difference.
> I notice that there is still on my system a kde-cups
> package that Yast insists on maintaining, it seems to
> be version 3.1.1 but in the new rpm's there is no
> comparable package available.
> Perhaps you won't be considering looking into this
> because this is about a binary ditribution (and I am
> planning to compile the stuff for myself this weekend)
> but I want to understand.
> I get no error message at all when I generate a print
> but as an example have a look at a print preview from
> KWord
> Does this sort of problem look familiar to anyone?
> Also, can I compile KDE 3.2.1 on top of my existing
> distribution (kde is in /opt/kde3 for the moment so I
> will set the prefix) or should I uninstall something
> first?
> Regards
> Marc

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